Satellite TV encryption gathers pace in Ukraine
April 16, 2018 11.02 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul
The Ukrainian regulator National Council has reissued satellite licences for the channels Inter, NTN, Mega, K1, K2, Pixel, Enter-film and Zoom, all of which are part of the Inter Media Group.
According to Mediasat and Detector Media, this is due to changes in the technical characteristics of the channels, which are now encrypted.
The only requirement of the licences is that Inter Media Group has to allow the National Council access to the channels so that they can be monitored.
The National Council has also issued a satellite licence for Inter+, which is aimed at viewers living outside Ukraine.
By this autumn, all four leading media groups in Ukraine StarLightMedia, 1 + 1 Media, Media Group Ukraine and Inter Media Group plan to have their satellite-delivered channels encrypted.